Pancreatic pseudocyst - cavity surrounding the pancreas is filed with necrotic products. A cyst forms outside. Has ABD pain, might feel a mass - may need drained (surgeon). Can lead to perforation leading to - Peritonitis: fatal, need very high doses of ATB to get rid of the infection.
Pancreatic abscess - may need drained. Mass filled with fluid within the pancreas
Mild to severe (necrotizing) pancreatitis
Pulmonary complications - pneumonia, atelectasis (collapse of the lung), pleural effusion (abnormal amount of fluid within the pleural space around the lung)
Cardiac complications - hypotension leading to shock
Tetany - muscle twitching decreased by calcium. Hypocalcemia - cramps, spasms.